Write Your Heart Out – 2017

Feb 04, 2017 — 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Location: 5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (get directions)

What: Write Your Heart Out
Who: Free with RSVP. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing: RSVP@pikespeakwriters.com – with first and last name of each person attending, and your phone number
When: February 4th, 2017, 1 – 5pm, doors open at 12:30
Where: Salon D – Marriott Colorado Springs – 5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

More Information: On the fence about going to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference or just looking for some great interesting and educational programming? Join us at the 5th annual Write Your Heart Out, a free half-day Conference Teaser event. Six of our local authors presenting at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in April will join us for an afternoon filled with fun and learning centered around the craft and business of writing. Take a sneak peek at our speakers and the topics they’ll be covering:

Laura DiSilverio – Using Setting to Reveal Character
JL Fields – The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Fiction Writing
Barbara Nickless – Say What? The Ins and Outs of Dialogue
M. H.  Boroson – Constructing the Great Action Scene
Lana Williams – 10 Tips to Keep the Middle Moving
KL Cooper – Today’s Marketing for Yesterday’s Author

Come join us for an incredible day to help further your writing career. We’ll have several drawings throughout the day.  Registrars will be on hand to help get you signed up for PPWC 2017.  Additionally, we’ll have the PPW Bookstore crew with books from our Keynote speakers, our Write Your Heart Out speakers, as well as popular and helpful books on the craft of writing.

 Want to Connect: Write Your Heart Out Facebook Event

Faculty Bios

M. H. Boroson

M. H. Boroson’s historical fantasy novel THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES was published at the end of 2015. In a Starred Review, Publishers Weekly called it “a brilliant tale of magic, monsters, and kung fu in the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898.”

It was Library Journal’s Debut of the Month, Goodreads newsletter’s Best Book of the Month, and Fantasy Book Critic’s #1 Debut of the Year. Barnes & Noble’s official blog said the novel is “a joy to read.” The AV Club compared it to the work of Hayao Miyazaki and called Boroson “a bright new voice in fantasy.” Bustle.com named it one the the 15 best Diverse Fantasy Novels. Libraryreads listed it in their Top Ten Books of the Month. Two sequels are under contract, and it is being developed as a television series.

Boroson has been documenting the oral histories of Chinese Americans since he was nine years old, paying special attention to ghost lore. He lives in Colorado Springs.

KL Cooper

klcooperKL Cooper spends most of her free hours writing PNR, but when she’s not doing that, she’s rocking social media for Pikes Peak Writers or creating new graphics and book covers for other writers through UnderCover Press. You can connect with her anywhere on social media using these handles: @KLCequalsME @UnderCoverKLC @FleshandFeather

Laura DiSilverio

disilverio-laura Laura DiSilverio is a retired Air Force intelligence officer and author of 15 books. The first in her Book Club Mysteries, THE READAHOLICS AND THE FALCON FIASCO, hit stores in 2015. Her standalone suspense novel, THE RECKONING STONES, debuted in September 2016. She is President of Sisters in Crime, pens articles for Writer’s Digest, and teaches writing in various fora. She plots murders and parents teens in Colorado, trying to keep the two tasks separate.

JL Fields

fields-j-l JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life instructor, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services. She is the author of VEGAN PRESSURE COOKING (Fair Winds Press, January 2015), co-author of VEGAN FOR HER: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013), contributor to Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (Lantern Books, May 2014), writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette and is a food, health and wellness freelance writer. She is the founder and organizer of Colorado Springs Nonfiction Writers.

A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy, is certified as a Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and holds a Master of Science degree.

JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coaching throughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice. She is on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Barbara Nickless

nickless-barbaraBestselling author Barbara Nickless lives in Colorado where she loves to snowshoe, cave, hike and drink single malt Scotch—usually not at the same time. Her first novel, Blood on the Tracks, is the start of a new thriller series. Hank Phillippi Ryan calls the book ‘Beautifully written and heartbreakingly intense,’ while Jeffery Deaver promises ‘… you’ll fall in love with one of the best characters to come along in modern thriller fiction, Sydney Rose Parnell.’

Lana Williams

Lana Williams is an Amazon bestselling author who writes historical romance filled with mystery, adventure, and a pinch of paranormal to stir things up. Filled with a love of books from an early age, Lana put pen to paper and decided happy endings were a must in any story she created.

Her latest series is The Seven Curses of London, set in Victorian times, and shares stories of men who attempt to battle the ills of London, and the ladies they fall in love with, who truly give them something worth fighting for.

Her first medieval trilogy is set in England and follows heroes seeking vengeance only to find love when they least expect it. The second trilogy begins on the Scottish border and follows the second generation of the de Bremont family.

The Secret Trilogy, which shares stories set in Victorian London, follows three lords injured in an electromagnetic experiment that went terribly wrong and the women who help heal them through the power of love.

She writes in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two growing sons, and two labs, and loves hearing from readers.

Lana loves hearing from readers! Stop by her website at www.lanawilliams.net and say hello!